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What I want is eternal youth! If I can obtain it, then this world will be forever under my rule

—Piccolo Daimaō in Kulilin's Death — A Terrible Conspiracy

King Piccolo
ピッコロ Pikkoro
Epithet Piccolo Daimaō (ピッコロだいおう, Pikkoro Daimaō; FUNimation "King Piccolo"; Literally meaning "Great Demon King Piccolo")[2]
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Nameccian
Birthplace Earth
Birthday Age 461[Note 1]
Status Deceased
Gender Male Icon Male
Height 250 cm/8'2.4" (prime)[3]
7'4" (old)
Weight 200kg/441 lbs. (prime)[3]
255 lbs. (old)
Voice Actors
English Christopher R. Sabat
Japanese Takeshi Aono
Professional Status
Affiliation(s) Demon Clan Symbol Demon Clan
Counterpart(s) God
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume #12, Chapter #135
Anime Debut DB102
Game Debut Dragon Ball: Daimaō Resurrection
Image Gallery

Piccolo (ピッコロ, Pikkoro), also known as the Piccolo Daimaō (ピッコロだいおう, Pikkoro Daimaō; FUNimation "King Piccolo"; Literally meaning "Great Demon King Piccolo") was an alter-ego, and villainous incarnation of the God of Earth. He attempted to rule the world twice, failing in both endeavors, where he was first sealed into a container, where the villainous foe then returned after being released, that led to him gaining eternal youth. He was introduced as a demon, until later being explained that he in fact was a Nameccian and the father of Piccolo Junior.



Piccolo uses "washi" (儂) as his personal pronoun when old; befitting, as the pronoun is used commonly by elderly men, though he switches to "watashi" (私) when making his wish for eternal youth to Shenron, and soon switches to this pronoun completely.



Part I

Piccolo Daimaō Arc


Piccolo's death would go on to influence future events for several years to come. Upon being defeated by Gokū, Piccolo released an egg containing his reincarnation, ensuring his life force remained connected to God, and indirectly making it possible to revive Shenron.

His reincarnation, Piccolo Junior would eventually challenge Gokū as intended, but eventually redeemed himself and became a valuable asset to the Dragon Team. In this new role, Piccolo would train Gohan, and later Goten and Trunks in the art of Fusion, grooming generations of new warriors to defend the planet he'd once hoped to rule.

Creation and Concept

Piccolo is believed to have been rather cheekily based by Toriyama on his then-editor, Kazushima Torishima,[4], and according to Torishima himself, Piccolo was also based on the Roman Emperor Nero.[5]


  • Due to the fact that he and Dr. Mashirito are based on Kazuhiko Torishima, Piccolo is capable of fusing with Mashirito in Jump Super Stars.
  • In his native language of Nameccian, Piccolo's name translates to "different world".[6]


Notes & References


  1. The time King Piccolo breaks away from his good counterpart, later known as God


  1. Dragon Ball: Adventure Special, page 38
  2. Daizenshū 4, page 47
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dragon Ball: Bouken Special
  4. Daizenshū 1
  5. Kazé Anime Publisher Interview with Kazuhiko Torishima
  6. Dragon Ball chapter 244, pp. 12

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